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Five killed while getting off ferry at Banglabazar

Five passengers were killed and at least 15 injured in a stampede while getting off a ferry plying on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route on Wednesday. The incident took place at 11:30 am when a ro-ro ferry Shah Paran from Shimulia Ghat reached Banglabazar. According to police sources, the ferry Shah Paran left Shimulia Ghat at around 10.00 am today. The ferry ...

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Ex-SP Babul Akter arrested: Chattogram PBI

Former superintendent of police Babul Akter has been arrested in the case of murdering his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu. Chattogram PBI confirmed the matter to media on Tuesday evening. Earlier on June 5, 2016, three assailants stabbed and shot Mitu, 30, dead when she was taking her son to his school bus stop at GEC intersection in the port city. ...

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Bangladesh to continue following non-aligned foreign policy: FM Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said Bangladesh maintained a non-aligned and balanced foreign policy and it will decide what to do following that principles. “We’re an independent and sovereign State. We decide our (own) foreign policy. But yes, any country can uphold its position,” he told reporters adding that they recall with respect what others say but ...

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Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 12,000

Bangladesh’s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 12,000 mark on Tuesday as 33 more died from the virus infection in the last 24 hours. With the latest fatalities, the number of total deaths now stands at 12,005. During this timeline, 1,230 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,76,257. Health authorities also reported 3,044 more recoveries ...

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Bangladesh hands over medicines, PPE for Covid affected people of Nepal

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik handed over medicines and health protection items to the Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Dr. Banshidhor Mishra for the COVID affected people of Nepal at the backdrop of deteriorating COVID Situation in Nepal. The Ministers handed over the items at a brief ceremony at State Guest House Padma ...

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Metro rail project sees 63.2 pc progress: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the average progress of the construction work of the first metro rail in Bangladesh is 63.2 percent. He made the remarks while talking to reports after visiting the first metro rail set and progress of the project work at the Uttara depot. Obaidul Quader joined the programme virtually from his ...

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HC asks to stop tree felling at Suhrawardy till May 20

The High Court on Tuesday directed not to cut down trees and to stop construction of infrastructure at historic Suhrawardy Udyanin in Dhaka till May 20. An HC bench of Justice Mamnun Rahman and Justice Khandoker Diliruzzaman passed the order giving this responsibility to the Attorney General. The court said Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, “The next hearing will be held ...

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‘Govt sends letter to China for buying vaccine’

The Bangladesh government has sent a letter to China for purchasing coronavirus vaccine, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday. He also informed that initially 4-5 crore doses of vaccine have been sought. The minister revealed the information after supplying medicine and medical equipment to Nepal for Covid-19 treatment at the state guest house Padma in the capital in the ...

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Khaleda ‘improving’, not out of ‘danger’ yet: Doctor

. Though the health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia improving slowly, she is still not out of danger due to various post-Covid complications, her medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said on Monday. “There’s a slow improvement in her condition, it’s almost the same as it was yesterday (Sunday),” he told. He said the BNP chief needs to ...

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Metro rail likely to be launched on trial basis by end of this month

Country’s first-ever metro rail is expected to be launched on a trial basis by the end of this month. According to authorities concerned, officials were asked to complete all preparations for the trial by May 24. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, however, will announce the date for this experimental journey on Tuesday.

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